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    spaceniuzai is offline Newbie
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    a question about tense

    Hi, is the following sentence correct?
    -She told me that her husband is a doctor.

    I am afraid that if the sentence is structured like "She told me that her husband was a doctor", it may imply he is not a doctor not more, which is not true.

    Thank a lot for your help.

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    Re: a question about tense

    It is fine with "is" in the context you indicate.

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    Re: a question about tense

    Quote Originally Posted by spaceniuzai View Post
    Hi, is the following sentence correct?
    -She told me that her husband is a doctor. Yes, it is correct. Her husband was a doctor at the time she said that and, if she told you that recently, he probably still is.

    I am afraid that if the sentence is structured like "She told me that her husband was a doctor", it may imply he is not a doctor not more, which is not true. It may or may not be true, depending on context.

    Thank a lot for your help.
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    Re: a question about tense

    Anglika and 2006: thanks a lot for your fast responses. I appreciate your help.

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